Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful offers free educational presentations to school groups, community groups and more. We have age appropriate curriculum and offer a fun interactive message. Our education presentations give meaning to the service projects our organization offers.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful attends outreach events to share our mission. Reaching out to people in the Tampa Bay Area is an important part of what we do. Community awareness is crucial for community involvement.
Our goals are to educate about environmental sustainability; develop environmental awareness, stewardship and responsibility; offer community service opportunities; and empower individuals to take a proactive approach.
STEM at The Florida Learning Garden
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful partners with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Department of the School District of Hillsborough County. We provide free educational presentations that follow the STEM curriculum and then students attend a field trip to the Florida Learning Garden. During the field trip, students receive an understanding of our Enviroscape Watershed Model, which represents the Tampa Bay Watershed, the largest open-water estuary in Florida.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful recruits ambassadors to become model spokespeople for our organization to emphasize the importance of preserving our environment. Ambassadors consist of volunteers, site captains, area managers, community leaders, teachers and environmental professionals.
The Youth Ambassador Program provides hands-on work experience, leadership training, problem solving and professional communication skills.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful offers an annual summer camp for Little Learners and STEAM. Over the course of a week, campers will explore environmental concepts.
Reduce Your Use
Reduce Plastic Pollution
Join Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, City of Tampa, City of St. Petersburg, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, and Keep Pinellas Beautiful in the worldwide movement to reduce waste from single-use plastics.
According to the Ocean Conservancy, six of the top 10 contributors to marine debris are single-use or disposable, plastic products. They include food and beverage container caps and lids, beverage bottles, plastic bags, food wrappers, cups, plates, cutlery and drinking straws. Known as “food service ware,” such single-use plastic utensils and containers pose a threat to marine environments because they do not fully decompose. When littered, or caught by the wind, these items get washed into storm water drains that empty into streams, rivers, bays and other waterways.
- Bring Your Own Bag
- Say NO to straws or Bring Your Own
- Bring Your Own Cup
- Bring Your Own Container
- Carry a Reusable Water Bottle
- Share Your Success Stories
Businesses For The Bay
Is your business taking steps to reduce single-use plastics and other waste? We want to help you let everyone know. By participating in the Businesses for the Bay single-use plastics reduction campaign, we will provide your business with a window decal or certificate of participation. Educational table tents and posters may also be available from some campaign partners. We will also add your business to our campaign website and may share your commitment on social media.
No costs, bans, or mandatory reduction actions are required to join. By sharing a variety of actions that can be taken we hope to educate, change behavior, and move one step closer to a plastic waste-free planet – one business, one customer at a time.